Bridgestone to Add 380 Jobs as Part of Plant Expansion
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Bridgestone Americas is adding 380 new manufacturing jobs as part of an expansion of its tire plant in Morrison, Tenn., the tiremaker announced Aug. 25.
The $550 million investment in the truck and bus tire plant will expand its existing footprint by 850,000 square feet. Bridgestone said the resulting new jobs bring the total number of its manufacturing workforce nationwide to nearly 10,000.
“With new investment and new jobs, we are moving our Warren County plant forward, driven by growing demand for our products, our commitment to investing in U.S. manufacturing, and our Warren team’s dedication to innovation, efficiency and quality for our customers,” Bridgestone Americas CEO Paolo Ferrari said. “We appreciate the state of Tennessee and Warren County’s committed partnership, which we celebrate today as an essential element of this plant’s continued success.”
Bridgestone Americas flagship truck and bus radial tire plant in Warren County, TN is expanding. The $550 million expansion will add 380 new jobs, bringing the total number of the company’s manufacturing workforce in the U.S. to nearly 10,000. https://t.co/FVLT61lZ7N pic.twitter.com/YKs5CslJKP — BridgestoneUS (@BridgestoneUS) August 25, 2022
Bridgestone said the expansion will support increased capacity and capabilities to better meet growing demand in the commercial vehicle sector, and accelerate data-driven solutions for more efficient fleet operations. It will also accelerate the use of advanced technologies that support cleaner, safer and more efficient commercial truck and bus fleets.
“Bridgestone’s expansion in Morrison is a great example of Tennessee’s economic vitality and our ability to attract new investment across a broad range of industries,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said. “I am proud that Bridgestone’s talented workforce manufactures high-quality products at its Warren County, Tennessee, facility that are used by consumers around the globe.”
Bridgestone said construction is expected to begin before the end of this year with completion by May 2024.
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